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Food Stylist's Handbook, The

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Acclaimed food stylist Denise Vivaldo shares the tips and secrets of the trade with cooks who want to become master stylists. It takes a steady hand to arrange the chocolate curls and drizzle the caramel sauce in elaborate designs on top of that sumptuous tiered cake. Whether for food blogs, television, books, magazines, movies, menus, or advertising, food stylists and pho ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Gibbs Smith (first published July 30th 2010)
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Colette Martin
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was expecting this book to be something very different than it is. To call it a handbook is a misnomer. It is a "how to create your own food styling business" guide, and not much more. There are tips on food styling that focus on the mechanics. But the mechanics used are largely artificial, while my photography focuses on shooting the food as it truly is -- no gimmicks. There were no tips on prop styling (instead, relegating that to someone else) and none on photography. I don't believe these ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
If I had known what this book was about, I never would have bought it. The first 130 pages were about the business of arranging food to be still-photographed or filmed or televised. The processes involved render the food unfit for consumption. Some of it was never fit for consumption in the first place, e.g. substituting artificial ice cream for the hard-to-handle real thing. My hope was that the second half of the book might get around to discussing my interest: the art and science of arranging ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is for someone aspiring to be a professional food stylist or someone wanting to start a business as a food stylist. It goes through a lot of details, such as a list of tools and equipment to have on hand for a photo shoot, how to select the right ingredients, items to discuss with your clients, how to create a business plan, and how to run a food stylist business. The tips for photographing the food are for cooking, preparing, and arranging the food for a perfect photo. It may not even ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow, interesting.

Who woulda known Food Stylists have such exacting methods for making food look so delicious. It's a different mindset than making food taste good or even edible using tools (special effect supplies), techniques (scaffolding for keeping food stacked) and strange things (denture cream on hamburgers?!).

Great reading for any aspiring food stylist.

I wanted to take pictures of my food for a recipe book I want to make and now I understand it's not about keeping
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